FG orders withdrawal of diplomatic, official passports from unauthorised persons

According to the statement, the measure is intended to protect and promote Nigeria's integrity in the comity of nations in addition to ensuring law and order.

 

The Federal Government has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to retrieve forthwith all valid diplomatic and official passports from all persons who are not entitled to hold such documents.

This is contained in a statement signed on Tuesday by Mr Yusuf Isiaka,the Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Interior, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Monday in Abuja.

"The Permanent Secretary, Mr Abubakar Magaji, Federal Ministry of Interior, has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service to retrieve all valid diplomatic and official passports with immediate effect from all persons who are not entitled to hold such documents," the statement said.

"The attention of the Federal Government has been drawn to the fact that some Nigerians who are not entitled to hold diplomatic and official passports are in possession of these documents,” it said.

According to the statement, the measure is intended to protect and promote Nigeria's integrity in the comity of nations in addition to ensuring law and order.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Presidential aspirant, Fayose visits popular Amala joint ahead of PDP primaries

Presidential aspirant, Fayose visits popular Amala joint ahead of PDP primaries

Desmond Elliot wins APC ticket for 3rd term

Desmond Elliot wins APC ticket for 3rd term

Lai Mohammed's son, Folajimi, loses 3rd term APC ticket to Lagos Assembly

Lai Mohammed's son, Folajimi, loses 3rd term APC ticket to Lagos Assembly

Labour Party officially welcomes Peter Obi

Labour Party officially welcomes Peter Obi

Nyesom Wike questions Peter Obi’s integrity

Nyesom Wike questions Peter Obi’s integrity

IPOB denies killing of pregnant northern woman, identifies killers

IPOB denies killing of pregnant northern woman, identifies killers

APC grants Goodluck Jonathan waiver to contest in primary elections

APC grants Goodluck Jonathan waiver to contest in primary elections

2023: Court clears Jonathan to contest for president

2023: Court clears Jonathan to contest for president

Kwankwaso offers Peter Obi Vice Presidency under NNPP

Kwankwaso offers Peter Obi Vice Presidency under NNPP